Shifting Again In • Kath Eats






Hellooooooo!!!! I used to be going to name this put up “scenes from the transfer” however I noticed I used that title again in 2011 once I moved from our Craftsman rental to our first Cville house. 

This transfer went fairly properly. We hit just a few snafus (like a leaking fridge and a shock with the induction range) – see under for the main points – however general we’re feeling very settled one week later. We don’t have any artwork on the partitions, however each drawer is organized! 

I’m feeling so grateful being again right here. It’s sort of thoughts blowing to me that we did it. And that the home appeared like this not too way back:

Gus wasn’t certain what to assume. “It’s the identical….however totally different!” he stated. 

It’s so bizarre as a result of a few of the rooms ARE the identical. Our lounge didn’t change an excessive amount of apart from all of the finishes and lights. Generally I overlook the place the kitchen truly ends! (I’m certain that feeling received’t final for much longer.) 

I’m planning to put in writing numerous weblog posts with all the main points!

Keep tuned for many earlier than + afters, paint colours, finishes, and extra! 

Shifting Again In

I arrived again to Cville on a Sunday and listened to the track “I’m Coming Residence” 1,000 instances on repeat, haha (critically!) 

I couldn’t wait to see it completed since I had missed the final two weeks of the reno!

Thomas constructed my closed till 9/10pm each evening the week earlier than. It’s lovely!! I’ll be doing a full Residence Neat Residence tour of it quickly. EasyClosets was nice to work with!

The First Evening

We had deliberate to sleep on the ground the evening earlier than the movers got here, however then we thought if we might simply transfer our mattress up ourselves we might sleep in it! So we carried it up piece by piece and requested Thomas’s brother to assist with the heaviest half. I vacuumed all the material! 

Sadly, I found some black marks on the headboard proper within the prime prime spot. I used some Amodex stain remover on them and bought them proper off. However the water I used to rinse it left a horrible water ring!

I then tried Folex which left a good greater, darker water ring. 

I attempted extra water, extra folex, a house steamer, and Stanley Steamer. Stanley informed me to get a brand new mattress 🙁  There have been numerous useful recommendations on Instagram, however what I discovered to work the very best was simply to maintain flippantly watering the sides. I suppose I simply introduced up a whole lot of dust! It’s nonetheless there, however a lot better now. We’ll be retaining the mattress!

My pal came to visit to tour the home and he or she hadn’t been on Instagram. After I requested her if she seen something “off” about my mattress, she couldn’t discover it. So fortunately it’s not too apparent! 

How we showered with no blinds : 0 ) 

We ordered Thai takeout for our first meal. The brand new barstools get a ten/10!

Shifting Day

The view from our mattress was the whole lot I had hoped it will be!!!!

Each day Harvest retaining us fueled!

The movers got here vivid and early to get all of our furnishings again in place. I walked six miles inside my home day by day that week!!

I organized drawers with these units!! Extremely advocate. 

Additionally extremely advocate this new light-weight step ladder. It’s fairly sufficient to depart out but folds as much as be tucked anyplace.

We hung the Body TV!

Arrange Mazen’s new dresser (I bought it on clearance and it’s now bought out)

And unrolled the brand new rug. Gus and I believed it will be blue but it surely was grey…..however we’re retaining it!

Except for it being extra grey than blue, we like it! It’s very cushiony! Gus says it’s good. 

I made a very good dent shifting all of my garments up from the basement and unpacking. 

The boys got here house on Tuesday

They had been thrilled! 

Merely Put RVA

Thomas’s aunt Layton is a skilled organizer and got here to stick with us on Wednesday and assist me deal with the preliminary organizing of the pantry. She is REALLY REALLY good!!!!! 

Right here’s the earlier than:

The throughout:

She brings tons of containers along with her that I used to be in a position to purchase from her on the spot. What a sensible approach!

The after will likely be revealed quickly!

She additionally helped me with our open cabinets.

And elegance the lounge cabinets!

And whereas I took the boys out to play, she organized Birch’s complete room!!

For those who dwell in Richmond, Cville or close by, Layton is your organizing professional to name. Verify her out on Instagram too!

Induction Woes

Whereas Layton was right here, we began cooking our first meal on our new induction cooktop and couldn’t get the pans scorching. They had been heat, however not scorching. It took half-hour to boil water and our squash took endlessly to prepare dinner. We have now since discovered that Caraway is just not truly induction appropriate. Fortunately our neighbors have lent us just a few of their induction pans to make use of till we determine our subsequent step (hopefully not shopping for all new cookware, however most likely shopping for all new cookware.) 

We had scrumptious tomatoes with burrata whereas we waited!

As soon as we bought the proper induction pans, oatmeal cooked up properly! 

Ongoing Initiatives

As with every renovation / new construct, there are nonetheless some initiatives that want ending! You by no means know who will seem at a window, haha. 

Thomas can also be ending our aspect porch!

Thomas took a complete day to stress wash and clear all of the porch areas. I machine washed the cushions within the laundry. It’s trying completely livable once more!

The dormers on the again look nice! They had been simply getting painted once I left. SO excessive up! Gutters are happening right now. 

We needed to get an emergency new fridge after we realized ours was leaking in all of the locations. We discovered a few half gallon of water within the drawer on evening 2 and condensation in every single place. No concept how or why this occurred, however because it was nearly 10 years outdated, we determined to get a brand new one relatively than try a restore. The brand new fridge is the 10-years-newer model of our outdated one and it’s AWESOME! That is the one we bought

Loving all of our new lights at evening! That is the chandelier we bought and these are the island lights. The beneath cupboard lights are my favourite! 

The island paint shade is Benjamin Moore Citadel Partitions! 

I’m additionally in love with the entrance door shade! It’s Benjamin Moore Stratton Blue and it’s the right blue/inexperienced I used to be searching for! 

The boys have a brand new Lego studio full with an outdated desk Nona and Grandpa gave us. 

And the mudroom now has hooks! Listed here are the hooks we purchased

Even our rest room paper is on model!! Haha. With our new North Fork towels

So very glad to have our household, toys, and belongings beneath one roof! Cousin Nash got here to play and he and Birch didn’t cease for 8 hours! 

See you on the opposite aspect of this vacation weekend! 

KERF will likely be again to regular enterprise quickly : ) 

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